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Mono 4B

Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.

Made in: Japan

Top dragonfly logo is the old one while the bottom dragonfly logo is the new one celebrating their 100TH ANNIVERSARY, 1913-2013. The middle two pencils are the reverse of the older logo models....the JIS vs. the barcode era.

About Tombow Pencil Co.

This Japanese company was founded in 1913 and is still manufacturing fine writing instruments nearly 110 years later.

According to their website, “Tombow (tonbo) means “dragonfly” in Japanese and was often referred to as akizu/akitsu in ancient times. Since Japan was called Akitsu shima (dragonfly island in English) in the past, the name of the company also represents our desire to represent Japan's stationery industry.”